Skip to comments.Yet another abortionist can't stand heat, quits
Posted on 09/05/2006 10:54:38 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
Another Florida abortionist has stopped performing abortions at one clinic rather than comply with rules and regulations, and pro-life activists say it's the 11th closure of a U.S. abortion business in just three months.
The newest case involves abortionist Randall Whitney, whose Family Planning Center in Daytona Beach, Fla., no longer will provide abortions, according to officials at Operation Rescue.
Although three of those 11 clinics did reopen, Operation Rescue spokeswoman Cheryl Sullenger told WorldNetDaily the climate is changing.
For years, pro-life protesters would walk in front of an abortion clinic but never take a picture or document an event.
"Now a lot of people do a lot of research on these clinics," she said. "Pro-lifers never did that before, nobody would take a picture. But I think that's really changing. Pro-lifers are more sophisticated, understanding if they can document these things, report them, and report on them, eventually people in the states will get fed up with them and now it's starting."
She described the atmosphere as having made a "fundamental shift."
"Pro-lifers are beginning to understand that this is a winnable thing," she told WND.
In Daytona Beach, Whitney has reported his clinic will remain open for non-abortion services, and he'll continue doing abortions in Orlando. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported Whitney describes himself as a "modified Christian" who isn't concerned over the up to 1,500 abortions he performs annually.
"I sleep well," Whitney told the newspaper. "I have no concerns about what might have been if a fetus lived."
Whitney also works part-time for abortionist James Pendergraft, whose medical license was suspended last month because of allegations he performed illegal late-term abortions and was prescribing medication without the proper Drug Enforcement Administration certification, Operation Rescue said.
Five of Pendergraft's abortion businesses were closed down at that time, although three have since reopened, according to Operation Rescue. His two businesses in Orlando remain closed.
"Whitney's arrogant attitude about complying with regulations is increasingly typical in the abortion industry," said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. "This story reaffirms that our country faces a crisis of abortion clinics that operate as if they are above the law at the cost of innocent lives."
Sullenger said the abortion businesses that have had shutdowns in recent weeks include:
A clinic in Omaha, Neb., where the land was purchased from underneath the business and the owners couldn't find another facility to rent.
The clinic that formerly operated in the building that now houses the Operation Rescue headquarters in Wichita, Kan.
A facility in Birmingham, Ala., that was closed because of a suspended license.
One business in Montgomery, Ala., that was closed when authorities found the abortionist didn't have hospital privileges.
A business in Hialeah, Fla., where an investigation continues into allegations a baby was born alive, then killed and placed on the roof of the building to avoid detection by police.
Five clinics owned by Pendergraft when his license was suspended. Three of those reopened later.
And the most recent case involve the business in Daytona Beach, Fla.
"I think what it is is a trend," said Sullenger. "A lot of times, when the health department people are investigating, they actually walk into an abortion clinic. It's one thing to think about a clinic, another to actually walk in and see the conditions."
The newspaper reported Whitney stopped the abortions "pushed by a protracted battle with the state over how his practice should be regulated."
The newspaper also reported that while abortion industry insiders decry the potential loss of business, the pendulum is swinging toward the protection of life. Its report noted there are enough conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court now to give hope for life to a challenge to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that nullified all state laws barring abortion.
And, it reported, Louisiana's governor has signed a law banning most abortions that would take effect upon Roe v. Wade's demise, the Kansas Legislature passed a plan to require the state to collect data on abortions performed after 22 weeks, and South Dakota's complete ban on abortions could be upheld by voters as early as November.
Keep up the fight and the baby-killing will be stopped!
Damn good start,what a great day it will be when they shut down the last one of these baby killing slaughter houses.
"I sleep well," Whitney told the newspaper. "I have no concerns about what might have been if a fetus lived."
Serial killers would be in awe.
That Whitney guy is one soul-less individual. Hard to hate someone so lost, even a man who makes a living off such a heinous practice.
Praise the Lord of Life, Light and Love. One clinic at a time and one life at a time. Is it all worth it? Yes! Victory belongs to the Lord.
Years ago I had a girlfriend who went to one of these mills (without telling me, I was trying to get her to reconsider).
Within a few days after she started running a major fever. She took antibiotics but they didn't really help. Months later, after dealing with fevers of 103 every day, she finally got a doctor to do a C&S on her.
Turns out she picked up a major resistant bug in her kidneys that responded only to very expensive last resort antibiotics. I asked her, where did she think she picked up that, hmmmm?
The funny thing was, she had the abortion because she was afraid of losing time. But she wasn't able to clear up the infection, which kept her off her feet, until about the time the baby would have been born. She was sick for months and months.
She killed her baby because "she was afraid of losing time"???
How's she going to explain that one when the REAL time comes?
I do not hate this man. I pity him and pray for him (as also his victims). BUT I believe that even the most hardened soul can be redeemed. My inspiration in this regard is the late Seraphim (Eugene) Rose. He was raised in a normal middle class Protestant family. In early adulthood he became an atheist a nihilist and eventually practiced some Buddhist meditation. In college he fell into a lifestyle of bohemian hedonism and became a practicing homosexual.
Then he stumbled back into Christianity (ironically his homosexual lover introduced him to Orthodoxy). As his attraction to the faith grew so also his attachment to the pleasures of the world began to die and he abandoned the vices of his youth. After he formally converted, he with a handful of others who shared a revulsion at the vanity of the world retired from the secular life and built a monastery deep in the wilderness of Northern California where they lived a life of ceaseless prayer and penitence in an atmosphere of extreme austerity. While there he wrote some soul piercing works on Christian spirituality and life. He died very young at age 48 having spent most of the last two decades of his life in a monastery with no electricity or running water praying to God every waking moment. Near the end of his life a visitor asked him for some reflection on his life before becoming a Christian. His reply was four words. "I was in Hell."
That's why I don't hate this pathetic man.
Good post. It's a shame he didn't came out of his monastery and spread the Good News. He had a great testimony to help others.
The bible has a hint of monasticism in the widow who lived in the temple and prayed constantly. But she wasn't too busy to take notice of the baby Jesus.
Seared conscience. Look at the sun long enough and one can no longer see...
Monastics like him resolve to help the world through prayer. If one has faith in the efficacy of prayer, then one can see how their calling is as important as that of the active religious.
Yep. The worst of the serial killers are mere amatuers compared to these guys.
Yeah, but they are not government funded.
I'd hate to go before Saint Pete with this kind of baggage on my resume.
NO heaven for you,
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
If you have not already done so, read about Bernard Nathanson's journey from baby killer to pro life activist.
Also the Jane Roe of Roe vs Wade is now a prolife spokeswoman.
WTH??? I hadn't heard of that incident. What kind of monsters could do such a thing. It must have been more than just the "doctor" involved.
I'm so sorry about your precious child.
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. (my emphasis)--Paul's first letter to Timothy
Didn't know that! His life certainly shows the transforming power of God's grace. Thanks.
True. The prayer of a righteous man delivereth much!
Praise God for each step to end the American holocaust of children.
This is how we will win. Attack the supply side, don't let up. The great thing is the abortionists help us, because most of them are ham-fisted hacks in every possible way, and think sanitation is something that only hotel maids cleaning toilets need to worry about.
I would love for him to elaborate on this.
When the butcher Ragsdale passed away in Rockford, the local paper made a big deal about how he was a Christian and sang in his church choir...but they didn't mention what church. I suspect the last thing that the church wanted was to be outed as being tolerant (heck, sopportive) of the biggest mass murderer in Northwest Illinois.
My condolences on the loss of your child.
1. If pregnant women in crisis faced up to the reality of their situation when they first became pregnant (or before having sex) there would not be so many 2nd trimester and late-1st trimester procedures. The mills will continue to have a market of women who have either procrastinated or have been coerced by family members/boyfriends.
2. The abortion industry is massive and money hungry. They cannot charge for a pill what they can for a procedure, so they will continue to offer both.
The Doe of Doe vs. Bolton has also moved to the pro-life side.
I had the privilege of interviewing Crutcher once, and had to talk to him a little at a time over several days becaue he's so busy. He's working trielessly to end this horror.
There is a website where former abortionists and those who assisted at abortions explain their conversion to being pro life. I think it may be linked from the Priests for life. Their testimony is very powerful and heart rendering. But even in the midst of such fearsome evil the grace of God was able to move their hearts. We should always remember that and never lose hope.
Don't worry. Michael Bloomberg saved abortion. Reinforcements are on the way.
Good to see abortionists on the run!
What if she repents?
Would you want that on your resume?
Ya see Pete, I used to kill babies but I've "repented". NOw I've seen the light and I want eternal life even though I killed babies before.
Are there pariahs in heaven?
I don't know, I'm trying to live as clean a life as I can just for a chance to get there.
Hey, they were just respecting the baby's constitutional "right to privacy".
Either the blood covers all or it doesn't. I guarantee there are no pariahs in Heaven. Are there people with little or no reward other than going there? Almost certainly, but there are no pariahs. If there were, it wouldn't be Heaven.
Your statements are what I've been taught all my life.
But I like my resume as I've never been an abortionist.
Incidently dirty jobs is great. I know I wouldn't do many of the jobs he does on that show. Unless i were starving. I thank GOD I was educated and didn't have to do some of those jobs and I appreciate those that do.
Also love Ratzenbergers Made in America.
Celebrate success! Thanks for the outstanding post!